Eva Marianna Besnyö

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Eva Marianna Besnyö

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Death: December 12, 2003 (93)
Laren, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Dr. Bernat Besnyő and Helen Ilona Besnyő
Wife of Wim Brusse
Ex-wife of Johannes Hendrik (John) alias 'Ferno' Fernhout
Mother of Private and Private
Sister of Madline Elizabeth Kovach and Panna Kirchner

Occupation: photographer
Managed by: Tsipporah Sofer
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About Eva Marianna Besnyö

Eva Besnyo was a well known photographer. She crew up with her two sisters in a liberal Jewish family in Budapest. To study more photography she went to Berlin in 1930, were she met the Dutch photographer John Fernhout. Because of the rise of the Nazis in Germany, Eva decided to follow Fernhout to The Netherlands in 1932. They married in 1933. During the war years in Amsterdam, Eva was in hiding and worked for the Dutch underground resistance. It was here she met Wim Brusse, a dutch sculptor and photographer. In 1945 Eva divorced Fernhout and in 1947 she married Wim Brusse, with whom she had 2 children. After her children were teenagers, Eva started to photograph again and became well known for her work in The Netherlands. She lived her last years of her life in the Rosa Spier Huis in Laren, were she died in 2003 at the age of 93.


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Eva Marianna Besnyö's Timeline

April 29, 1910
Budapest, Hungary
December 12, 2003
Age 93
Laren, Noord-Holland, Netherlands